As usual, we are still seeing a flood of new features and other announcements as a result of Microsoft’s Ignite Conference. We have done our best to curate a handful of the most interesting or impactful ones. Before we dig in, just another reminder that SharePoint 2010 workflows are no longer functioning as of November 1, 2020 AND Teams will no longer be supporting IE 11 after November 30, 2020.
This month we have a few new things happening in Teams: virtual break out rooms, transfer meetings between devices, and meeting recordings now saving to OneDrive and SharePoint; a couple SharePoint announcements: new required properties for SharePoint pages and personal search query history; and one tidbit for Forms: choose specific users/groups to respond to forms.
The Microsoft Teams team dropped a lot of great updates this month and at the time of writing this up they have launched 118 feature enhancements/updates in 2020 per the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. You can check out some of the recent ones in the roadmap link but with Microsoft Teams getting so much press we decided to focus our update on SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and the big announcement for everyone regarding Internet Explorer 11 support moving forward that makes almost every developer smile😉.
After last month’s little rant on rebranding it’s becoming more “official” Office 365 Groups are now Microsoft 365 Groups within the documentation and we even got a message center announcement referencing the change on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap…the renaming will continue I suppose. In this month’s update we have quite a bit of Teams & SharePoint related features which makes sense as SP Conference NA was supposed to be this month. Also, we have one “outlier” regarding Outlook on the web that really makes me quite happy but not mean much to anyone reading this😉.